Friday, February 15, 2013

First Award! Very Special Blogger Award

 I was honored when my good friend and fellow author, DeEtte Anderton informed me she was nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I was so blessed! Her novel, Victory is available in eBook format and print at 

Of course, there are RULES for accepting the nomination:

1. Display the award on my Blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated me.
3. State seven things about myself.
4. Nominate other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify these bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Here are seven questions that will help define who I am, and what I do best.
Seven things about me....

1.       I was born in a farmhouse bedroom of my maternal grandparents, a farmhouse that sat on the rim of the star-wound that forms the bedrock of the world-famous, Great Serpent Mound in the blink-and-miss-it-town of Peebles, Adams County, Ohio.  Of course, it was even smaller back in my day than it is now.  When I was a toddler, my parents, my baby brother, David, and I moved to Columbus, Ohio’s capital city.  Other than about fifteen years of my early adulthood when I resided in Queens and Long Island, New York, as well as in Pompano Beach, Florida, Columbus has been my home.

2.       I am the divorced mother of two grown children and grandmother of two grandsons.

3.       Among many other things, I love to read and write about history.  I have recently invited a group of fellow writers to join me as administrators of a new blog titled, The River Time.  It is still being set up.  All of the posts on the blog will be related to the subject of history.  Each week, the blog will feature compositions by one or more of its administrators and by guest writers.  If you like to write about history and want to secure a guest slot on the blog to write about one of your favorite historical events, persons, places, or whatever, please private message Linda Lee Greene.  

4.     In addition to being a bestselling author, I am an interior designer educated at the Columbus College of Art and Design and at the Interior Design Institute of Columbus where I graduated as the valedictorian of my class.  I am also an award-winning artist, and in that capacity, I keep a busy schedule of exhibiting at art shows and art festivals.  My online art gallery is at   

5.       My latest novel, Guardians and Other Angels was published in May, 2012.  Based on a true story, it is categorized as historical fiction.  It chronicles significant portions of the lives of three generations of my family primarily during the Great Depression and America’s early involvement in World War II.  Although much of the story is based on family legends, I broadened the storyline by creating fictional situations in which to place the characters in the novel.  Included in it are transcriptions of dozens of authentic personal letters the principles of the story wrote to one another during those momentous eras.  The direct link to it is
  6.       Recently, I became involved with the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in the capacity of an artist on exhibition in fund-raising art shows.  They are venues designed to kick-off the MS Awareness month.  Titled An Orange and White Affair Art Show, Cleveland will host the first art show on Friday, March 1st from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Around the Corner, 18616-20 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.  Show number two will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 to 9:00 Pm at The Bluestone, 583 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 216-503-4183.     

7.       I am serving my second year as the treasurer of the Grove City (Ohio) Arts Council.  We are a group of fine artists, photographers, craftspersons, and art enthusiasts who organize and support programs that promote art awareness in the Central Ohio area.  On a yearly basis, in addition to coordinating art shows and other special events, we raise funds for scholarships that we award to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a college education in art.  I am also an active member of the Grove City Writers’ Group.  This organization is instrumental in supporting aspiring middle-and-high-school-age writers in our community by funding and promoting a yearly publication of their essays.  The first, second, and third place winners receive cash awards.    

I would like to take this opportunity to nominate some of my friends who are bloggers that I feel have made a positive impact on my life.  I hope you will visit their blogs and leave a comment.  In alphabetical order, they are:
Jared Anderson –

Dixon Rice –

Emily Wheeler –

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